Have you ever read a blog and often wondered why? Certain blogs complain almost constantly. In fact, they are grousing on the rest of us. I find it so humorous that someone complains about their readers because without them what would be the point of blogging?
Certain blogs complain people are not coming in droves to read their blog, even though they put “so much effort into every post”, they pitifully whine. They chastise readers for not reading every single one of their interestingly written, professionally photographed posts, and what happens? They lose more readers. If that is not enough to disparage…
They have nerve to belittle other blogs that have many followers, posts that get numerous comments, and blogs getting loads of views, hence grousing on the rest of us. They let others know they think collecting readers and followers is like “collecting dust on a table”, and that is just plain awful. Snippy on steroids anyone? I laughed to read this deprecating remark on one blog. Seriously can they be saying that?
I guess they can when all they are doing is fishing for validation and that comforting tummy rub a few polite readers give them.
What is really hilarious, these same bloggers just stopped railing on winter weather and ended that pity party. Now they are picking to pieces other bloggers and lackadaisical readers.
So many endless passive/aggressive posts, and they also frequently give out blogging advice too. After the third blog I followed (now don’t) started down this path, I felt like I had to add my two cents.
My advice – if life is so limiting that you need to compare your stats, count your comments, disparage blogs that do well, and tell readers you might not be posting as often because of your malaise to blogging – find something else to do. Why be a curmudgeon? Why be miserable? Why make blogging a chore?
If people come to your blog to hear you kick up a fuss, raise a stink, bellyache, moan, chide, lecture, berate, or snivel, they won’t be coming much longer.
Oh, and make sure to alert us that you have 400 posts to read (those you subscribe to) and you just don’t have the time to visit everyone, “please be patient” we are advised. “Just wait your turn.” Do they really think we sit here waiting with bated breath? That really goes over big with readers!
If you troll the web looking for new readers, don’t insult the ones you have by telling us when you get time, you MAYBE will visit us one day in the future. OMG! Sometimes I cannot believe what I am reading.
I find it really funny how people get so worked up or competitive over blogging. Lighten up folks. It is supposed to be fun and with Spring flowers happily in bloom and colorful birds migrating through, don’t you think this is an uplifting time of year?
I have more of the images in this post, where the wildflowers and Warblers were photographed. You might be surprised, both places are such treasures in our area. In one, I will show you how one park creatively built a path through the woods. Maybe it will give you some design ideas.
Today, I am off to Presque Isle in Erie, PA for Warbler migration. You would be amazed at the number of colorful warblers that can be found. I never knew they have such variety and can’t wait to show you.
Yellow and pink, the happy, happy colors in Spring.